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Beshear asks EPA to rethink proposed coal regs

Updated: 06/04/2013 - Gov. Steve Beshear is calling for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to rethink proposed greenhouse gas regulations that he said would effectively ban new coal-fired power plants.

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Doctor shortage to worsen under Medicaid expansion

Updated: 05/22/2013 - The planned expansion of Kentucky's Medicaid program coupled with a push to help the uninsured obtain health coverage will worsen the state's shortage of physicians.

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House passes 2-year moratorium on dam barriers

Posted: 05/21/2013 - The U.S. House has passed legislation that would put a two-year moratorium on an Army Corps of Engineers plan to erect barriers to prevent people from fishing below dams on the Cumberland River.

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State Board of Agriculture taps Keough to serve as Deputy State Veterinarian

Posted: 05/14/2013 - The Kentucky State Board of Agriculture today approved Dr. Bradley A. Keough of Franklin County as the new deputy state veterinarian at the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. Dr. Keough brings to the position 15 years of experience in veterinary medicine and more than 30 years of experience in the United States military.

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Miller, others to push for industrial hemp in DC

Updated: 05/07/2013 - Former state Treasurer Jonathan Miller will join two other state officials on a three-day Washington trip this week in hopes of getting the federal government to allow industrial hemp farming in the state.

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Activists challenge state healthcare exchange

Posted: 05/04/2013 - The Kentucky Health Benefits Exchange, approved by Governor Steve Beshear last year by executive order, is being challenged by tea party activists.

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Bluegrass community comes together to stop diabetes

Posted: 05/03/2013 - This year, more than 1,500 area residents will come together to be part of the Stop Diabetes® movement at the Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes on Saturday, June 1, 2013 (Registration is 7:30-8:30 a.m., Welcome begins at 8:30 a.m., Walk kicks off at 9 a.m.) at Keeneland Race Course.

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Federal delegation seeks clarification from DEA

Updated: 05/02/2013 - Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell was joined by most of Kentucky's federal delegation in a letter to the Drug Enforcement Administration seeking clarification on the industrial hemp issue.

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Two Frankfort natives nominated for Tony Awards

Updated: 05/01/2013 - Frankfort natives Will Chase and George C. Wolfe were both nominated for Tony Awards yesterday. WKYT talked with Will Chase's parents about his success.

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Officials warn of aggressive sales tactics

Updated: 04/30/2013 - The Franklin County Sheriff's Office is warning community members of overly aggressive sales tactics being used by a group of salesmen and women throughout the county.

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